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FILE - In this May 2, 2006, file photo, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue responds to question at a news conference at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas. NFL team owners knew in 1989 they needed a leader who was going to bring the league out of the dark decade of the 1980s, when litigation, labor troubles and stagnant TV ratings dramatically slowed the growth of the league and hastened Pete Rozelle's departure. They chose Tagliabue. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
November 22, 2019 - 12:09 pm
The NFL needed a change. And team owners knew one thing in 1989 when they sought a successor to Pete Rozelle: They wanted a commissioner who was going to bring the league out of the dark decade of the 1980s, when litigation, labor troubles and stagnant TV ratings dramatically slowed the growth of...
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Guy Fawkes Night fireworks go off outside the stadium during the Champions League group E soccer match between Liverpool and Genk at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
November 14, 2019 - 8:34 pm
LONDON (AP) — The rights to broadcast Champions League games in Britain have been retained by BT Sport for another three seasons in a deal worth more than $1.5 billion, The Associated Press has learned. The telecommunications company will continue to show every game live and air highlights in the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) breaks up a pass intended for Washington Redskins wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) during the first half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis. Halfway through the pioneer season of putting pass interference up for replay review, there is little evidence that the new wrinkle has indeed made the action on the field more consistently officiated, with coaches, players and fans either bemused, confused or disturbed. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)
November 08, 2019 - 11:02 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the yellow flag flew for defensive pass interference on Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes in a recent game, coach Mike Zimmer immediately contested the call. His newfound right to seek a replay, however, went unexercised. The email Zimmer received earlier in the day...
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A cat runs on the field during the second quarter of an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
November 07, 2019 - 2:54 pm
Luckily, the black cat making its primetime debut at MetLife Stadium didn't seem to be an omen. The cat not only found the end zone but found a way to escape Monday night, which is more than most members of the Giants can do before their season is mercifully over. That's life midway through the NFL...
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FILE - This Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 file photo shows the bronze statue titled 'Rebirth,' which shows former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason blocking a punt against the Atlanta Falcons outside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The half-century-old rivalry between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints produced a moment so poignant that a statue was placed outside the Superdome to commemorate it. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
November 06, 2019 - 11:01 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The half-century-old rivalry between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints produced a moment so poignant that a statue was placed outside the Superdome to commemorate it. The 9-foot bronze, entitled "Rebirth," depicts the moment New Orleans special teams standout Steve...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams stands on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla. A person with knowledge of the situation says Williams has reported to the Redskins, ending his holdout. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, because the team had not announced Williams’ return. He can be kept off the 53-man roster for up to three weeks after reporting.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
November 03, 2019 - 12:13 pm
The NFL Players Association came to the defense of Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams by accusing the NFL Network of using misinformation in an attempt to tarnish the player's reputation. The NFLPA posted a statement on its Twitter account backing Williams and saying it will consider taking...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 1976, file photo, Buffalo Bills' O.J. Simpson rushes through a large hole in the center ofthe Detroit Lions defensive line to score on a 12-yard run for his second touchdown in the NFL football game in Pontiac, Mich. The former Heisman Trophy winner from Southern Cal became the first player in NFL history to run for more than 2,000 yards in a season in 1973, finishing with 2,003 yards. (AP Photo/File)
October 25, 2019 - 1:24 pm
A look at the NFL's sixth decade, the 1970s: FRANCHISES: The NFL's final and biggest merger kicked the league into a new era in 1970, the start of a decade where pro football entered the modern era. Combining the AFL and NFL meant splitting 26 teams into two conferences. Baltimore, Buffalo,...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2019 file photo, Djurgardens player Kevin Walker controls the ball during the soccer match between BK Hacken and Djurgardens IF at Bravida Arena, Goteborg. Swedish soccer player Kevin Walker was thrust into the national consciousness when he won the country’s biggest reality talent show in 2013 but he chose to stay in soccer rather than chase more music fame. (Nils Petter Nilsson/TT via AP, File)
October 11, 2019 - 6:20 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Winning Sweden's biggest reality talent show has opened up plenty of opportunities in Kevin Walker's burgeoning music career. He has worked with some of the country's top songwriters, written and performed his own singles which have been played millions of times on Spotify, and...
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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, left, talks with officials during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
Offsides with Marc Ryan
September 24, 2019 - 9:05 am
Tom Brady has clout, and his indignation may have saved the NFL's 100th season from being ruined by the refs even though he backtracked like he was avoiding Shaq Barrett . Yellow flags flew at an alarming rate over the first two weeks of the season, and Shawn Hochuli's crew called 20 infractions...
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Inter Milan's head coach Antonio Conte cheers Stefan de Vrij at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Udinese, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Inter won 1-0. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 20, 2019 - 11:53 am
ROME (AP) — The accumulated damage to Italian soccer by illegal television streaming services is "well beyond a billion euros," according to Serie A's CEO. Speaking in the aftermath of a Europe-wide crackdown this week against allegedly fraudulent pay-TV subscription services, Luigi De Siervo also...
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